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busy but beautiful and worth a visit. Walk / taxi and don't self drive unless your very confident... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chris e
A pleasant surprise

Wonderful building and impressive halls inside! Don't miss it, it is in the center of the city... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
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Piazza Pretoria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

busy but beautiful and worth a visit. Walk / taxi and don't self drive unless your very confident as chaos looms on the roads in Palermo

Thank chris e
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Wonderful building and impressive halls inside! Don't miss it, it is in the center of the city anyway :)

Thank iliasathens59
Reviewed 1 July 2018

This is a fountain that was initially meant for somewhere else but was transported to Palermo. It was shunned at first because of nudity. It's not he Trevi fountain, but it's something to behold especially at night. It's in front of the Church of Santa...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Imposing city hall, containing treasures of art, paintings, sculptures, frescoes, antique furniture. The Council Hall has wonderful ceiling decorations, Marble and granite eagles - giving the palazzo its name - are found in every room and staircase.

Thank opossumd
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

This place is having a beautiful massive big fountain in front of it. The square is representing one of the principal point of interest in Palermo

Thank ElenaP2205
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Also known as Palace of Eagles, the Praetorian Palace played a significant role in Palermo’s political life, since it houses the municipal and mayor’s offices. It’s located in the Historic Center, at the “Fountain of Shame” (Fontana Vergogna/Pretoria) and the Baroque Santa Caterina church. Construction...More

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Doesn't stand the comparison with Roman or Venitian plazzas. Very mediocre statues and decrepit buildings

Thank ginsengNewYork
Reviewed 7 November 2017

When in Palermo come to visit this very beatiful place!!! The fountain is very beatiful, wih many architectural details and all the neighborhoods have many places to visit!

Thank Martha05100
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I've seen fountains in many cities around the world. I was taken by the simplicity of both fountain and its setting. Very impressive and do a selfie there.

Thank Jerry W
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

When visiting Palermo you must come in the neighbourhood of this fine piece of art. Well maintained and definitely worth some pictures. Enjoy the beautiful statues and unwind.

Thank Serge V
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